Eligibility and Selection Criteria

1. FOR ALL PROGRAMMES (EXCEPT AGRICULTURE)


Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Pass with 55% aggregate marks or equivalent grades prescribed by UGC in the Master's Degree* (2 year or 4 semester Master’s Degree after a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree #) or equivalent in the relevant subject to qualifying LPUNEST and Interview.

# Candidate who has completed 1-year/2-semester master's degree* programme with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks or equivalent grades prescribed by UGC after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree is also eligible.

OR

A Candidate who has completed 4-years/8-semesters bachelor’s degree in relevant field with 75% aggregate marks or equivalent grades prescribed by UGC and have minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in teaching/research/Industry is also eligible.

(A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC or ST or OBC (non-creamy layer) or Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.)

Note: If an institute has conversion factor of 9.5 then CGPA of 7.5 will not result in 75% marks and hence such a candidate will not be eligible

Note:
  • Applicants having relevant Post Graduation degrees in Engineering are only allowed to apply for the Ph.D. in engineering disciplines.
    For example, applicants with M.Tech./ ME in CSE would apply for Ph.D. (Computer Science and Engineering), and applicants with MCA or M.Sc. (CS/IT) degrees should apply for Ph.D. (Computer Applications).
  • The applicants with master❜s degree in distance education or online mode are not allowed to take admission in the Ph.D. Engineering Programmes.
  • An applicant who has completed the Company Secretary(CS) course from ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’ (ICSI) with a Minimum of 55% aggregate marks is eligible to apply for admission Ph.D. (Commerce) and Ph.D. (Management).  Click here to view Recognition Letter on ICSI Website.
  • An applicant who has completed the Chartered Accountancy (CA) course from ‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’ (ICAI) with a Minimum of 55% aggregate marks is eligible to apply for admission to Ph.D. (Commerce). Click here to view Recognition Letter on ICAI Website.
  • An applicant who has completed PGDBM (2 Years), which is equivalent to Master❜s Degree by AIU is eligible to apply for admission to Ph.D. (Management)

Selection Criteria:

  • An applicant will be short listed for interview on the basis of his/ her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
  • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview.

Exemption from Entrance Test

Applicants who have qualified UGC (NET/ JRF)/ CSIR (NET/ JRF) examination/SPM/ SLET (Punjab only)/ GATE or GPAT score card, Teacher Fellowship holder or passed M.Phil. Programme (in Regular mode only) are exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.).

Note:
  • The Exemption is for LPUNEST (Ph.D.) only but the applicant will have to fill out the LPUNEST (Ph.D.) form and appear for the Interview. The applicants are required to bring the original documents against which exemption is sought at the time of the interview.
  • All documents presented for exemption should be valid at the time of admission.
  • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview. However, if anyone is exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.) entrance test, then 100% weightage will be given to the Interview only.

2. FOR AGRICULTURE PROGRAMMES


Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Master’s degree with 65% marks in aggregate in a relevant agriculture discipline or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST and Interview.
For SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently-abled candidates relaxation of 5% of marks from 65% to 60% will be applicable.

Selection Criteria:

  • An applicant will be short listed for an interview on the basis of his/ her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
  • The final selection for admission to Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (80% weightage) and Interview (20% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview.

NOTE:- Admission to the following PhD programmes is not allowed directly after 4-year UG programme.

(This is an indicative list please refer to the programme wise eligibility criteria)
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy, Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Ph.D. in Pharmacy Practice, Ph.D. in Agronomy, Ph.D. in Fruit Science, Ph.D. in Vegetable Science, Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Ph.D. in Entomology, Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Ph.D. in Soil Science, Ph.D. in Law, Ph.D. in Education.